Hampta Pass Trek

6 Days


Hampta pass situated at an altitude of 4275 meters is one of the dramatic pass find in Himachal Pradesh. This trek located on the Manali side. This trek has the unique contrast in the means of landscapes. On one side is the lush green valley of Kullu — with forests, grasslands and flowers blooming on the side of your trail. On the other is the almost arid, stark landscape of Lahaul, with barren mountains and almost no vegetation.  That’s makes Hampta pass stunning. At the top of the pass you witness the unparallel beauty of the nature and its look that God has draw this sketch on its canvas as what’s ahead and behind are two different worlds. It changes in a matter of minutes. This trek not only gives you the mesmerizing view but the numbers of wildflowers and herbs grow at the altitude between 3000 meters to 3800 meters will always Vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, pinewoods, rhododendron forests, open meadows, tiny lakes and peaks rising above 6000 meters keep you touch with the beauty of this trek. The trek is of 04 days but once reaching chattru one can not want to miss the beauty of this region i.e. Chandra tal and therefore the trek will extend to 06 days. It is moderate trek with the beautiful landscape and abundance of nature.


  • Breathtaking view of Lahaul valley.
  • Panoramic view from Hampta pass.
  • Mesmerizing alpine Chandratal Lake.
  • Splendid views of the Pir Panjal Ranges.
  • From Pass one can view two different landscapes.


At your own conveyance you can reach Manali or we can make the arrangements.
Overnight at the Hotel

After breakfast 02 hours drive bring us to Jobra. From Jobra the trek to Chika will take 1.5 hour. The trek is easy one today. The camp is on the bank of Rani Nallah. The camp is on the bank of Rani Nallah. The trek goes through the forest of pine, green Mapple and birch trees. After 20 minutes of the trek you will witness the lush green meadow. Captured the beauty and move forward to the meadow. In this meadow you will see some sheep and cow of the villagers or shepherd. After the trek proceed you will see the Rani nallah which lies in between the meadow. Finally you reach the Chika camp site which is a huge, spacious patch of green grassland. The Rani River flowing in the middle makes this place perfect for setting up the tents.
Meal – L, D
Overnight Camping

After breakfast we start trek our walk towards our next campsite Balu ka Ghera. 04-05 hours walk bring us to our campsite. Today’s trek is gradual and slightly inclines through the whole trek. Our trail is along the river bed of Rani River heading into a valley. In blooming season one can see the tiny
flowers in yellow, pink, purple, white etc. we are now above the tree line. After nearly an hour we cross the valley. As we proceed towards Chota Balu ka Ghera the landscape flatterns. Here we can rest or take some quick energy bars or snack. We walk along the river side. As we continue our walk eventually we reach our campsite which is basically the sand deposited by the river therefore it is called Balu ka Ghera where Balu stands for sand. It is a perfect place to pitch our tents. From here we can see the mountains that we will pass over next day to cross the Hampta pass. Here we can enjoy the spectacular sunset behind the Hanuman Tibba peak.
Meal – B, L, D
Overnight Camping

Today is the highlight of the trek as we enter into the other side of the valley. The whole trek will going to be around 08-09 hours a long day as the trail is the mixture of gradual to steep uphill and steep downhill. Today our trek is in two portions first is the comparatively steep uphill to Hampta pass and later steep downhill to our campsite Shiyagaru. Today we have to make the proper time management. It is always preferable if we shall have our lunch at the pass or later after crossing pass. We walk along the side of the River which is sometime adorned with some beautiful colorful flowers. It is advisable to remain close with the group as at some places the trail is not clear. After couple of hours of uphill we will reach the first plateau from here one can see the Deo Tibba peak very close. It might be happens in the starting of summer that the area is covered with snow. But later it melts and only some patches are there. We shall take a small rest here and then continue to our uphill trek. As the mountains play game with us the ridge after ridge one think we are almost there but after reaching the top you see the other ridge. So same here after crossing the first ridge we have to climb the second and the Hampta pass is behind it. If we walk on the first ridge a little while we shall be encountered by the panoramic view of the peaks like Peak 5260 which surrounding us. After descending from the second ridge we clime steep uphill to reach our first goal which is Hampta pass (4287 meters).
From Hampta pass you can see the two worlds with totally different landscapes. All our hard work is rewarded with the amazing view from the pass. One side is Manali and other side is the Lahaul. After spending some time or having lunch we trek downhill which is always trickier than the ascent. The tricky means as there might be snow. After descending downhill we reach the valley below. The magnificent snow covered peaks surrounded us from three sides and the open side leads us to Shiyagaru. Later we walk on a gradual ground and after finding a suitable place we will setup our campsite.
Meal – B, L, D
Overnight Camping

Today it is all downhill to Chhatru and will take 04-05 hours. As the landscape of Lahaul valley is totally different, we called them cold desert so the ground is loosen therefore when we walk on such type of terrains then walk cautiously. After couple of hours we are out of the mountains and will soon hit the road head. Between us and road there is Chandra River. Later drive to Manali.
Meals –B, L
Overnight at the Hotel

OPTIONS: Either today we will end our trek and from here we drive back to Manali or From Chhatru we can drive to Chandra tal whose description is written below and stay one night there. This will make one more additional day itinerary. But it is totally on your choise. Who want to do it will pay extra for this additional day.

Optional tour to Chandra tal

Day 05 Sheagoru – Chhatru –Chandratal (4270 meters) TREK/DRIVE
After reaching Chhatru we will have our lunch and later we drive to Chandra tal campsite. Chantral tal is a beautiful lake in the heart of Peerpanjal mountain range at an altitude of about 4,270 metres in Himalayas. This lake looks especially beautiful on a full moon night which is why is it is call "Chandra" (meaning Moon) and "Taal" (meaning lake).
During the day, the lake appears blue in color, and a greenish tinge appears towards the evening. The lake is situated on a plateau overlooking the Chandra River which originates from a glacier near Bara-lacha-la. Mountains of Scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other.
Meals –B, L, D
Overnight camping

Today is the last day with our crew members. We will leave the valley but the beauty and the charm of the valley will remain forever in your heart and mind. It will take nearly 07 - 08 hours to reach Manali.
Meals – B, L
Overnight at the Hotel

Inclusions / EXclusions


  • Hotel in Manali on twin sharing basis
  • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as shown above in the program
  • Transportation from Manali to Manali
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
  • All camping equipment, sleeping bag, mattress, toilet tents etc.
  • Service tax
  • Our professional charges


  • Any kind of personal expenses such as assorted drinks, meals which is not mentioned in the program and tips.
  • Mules/Porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Any short of emergency evacuation charges.
  • Cost escalation due to change in itinerary Natural reason of unforeseen conditions like Landslides, Road Blockage, Bad Weather, Social or Political Unrest, Strikes, sudden shut down of any government office etc.


Starting point of this trek?

The meeting place is Manali and from here the trek trip starts.
Manali, is accessible by road by overnight bus from Delhi, Dehradun and Chandigarh which is the best way. There is an airport in Kullu, which is around 60 km from Manali, but very few flights operate.

What is the difficulty level of this trek?

Hampta pass trek is considered easy to moderate in difficulty and a perfect one for beginners.

Fitness level required for this trek?

Preparing yourself well before coming for and Himalayan trek is really important. Hamta pass is easy-moderate trek and requires basic level of fitness. Basic physical fitness you can achieve by routinely doing a 20-30 min cardio exercises like running, skipping, crunches, squats

What is the Average temperature?

The average temperature in the daytime will be 12°C to 18°C and in night it could be 0°C to 4°C.

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Hampta Pass Trek

Trip Info

  • 04 days
  • 14100 feet (4298 meters)
  • Easy to Moderate
  • July to October Snow: Round the year except monsoon
  • As shown in the program